Monday, May 22, 2017

Down on the Farm: 5/21/2017

AAA  Nashville Sounds blanked the Sacramento River Cats 4-0:

Chris Stratton RHP- 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 K's, GO/AO= 9/3.  ERA= 5.59.
Jharel Cotton RHP(Sounds)- 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 2.25.

I drafted Cotton for my fantasy baseball team and thought this would be his breakout season in the majors.  He had 3 QS and 3 Disaster Starts and 1 somewhere in between.  The A's sent him down after he gave up 7 runs in 5 IP on May 9.  It would appear he is close to being ready for another try at MLB level.


AA  Harrisburg Senators routed the Richmond Flying Squirrels 8-1:

Slade Heathcott CF- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .301.

Heathcott seems to keep hitting when everybody else in the lineup gets shut down.


High A  San Jose Giants outscored the Modesto Nuts 12-8:

Jalen Miller 2B- 2 for 6.  BA= .237.
Bryan Reynolds CF- 5 for 6, 2B, 3B.  BA= .281.
Heath Quinn RF- 3 for 3, HR(2), 2 BB.  BA= .364.
Gio Brusa LF- 2 for 4, HR(6).  BA= .220.
Jose Vizcaino Jr- 1 for 4, HR(2), BB.  BA= .189.
Yordy Cabrera RHP- 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.23.

Big games for Reynolds and Quinn the Giants top 2 picks in last year's draft, rounds 2 and 3 respectively.  Reynolds, whose BA hit a nadir of .244 on 5/13, has 4 multi-hit games in his last 7, 13 for 30 in that span.  The 5 hits in this game all came batting left-handed which evened out his L-R split considerably.  Quinn has just raked since coming off the DL with a wrist injury.  Gio Brusa is hitting .308 over his last games.


Low A  Charleston River Dogs defeated the Augusta Greenjackets 4-2:

Ashford Fulmer CF- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .250.
Jacob Heyward LF- 1 for 4, HR(5).  BA= .221.
Stephen Woods RHP- 7 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 10 K.  ERA= 2.97.

Woods has 43 K's and 21 BB's in 39.1 IP overall but 17 K's against just 3 BB's in 13.1 IP over his last 2 starts.


  1. I think it's noteworthy that Tomlinson started in CF for the second straight game in this one. I wonder what the Gs have in mind with that? He hasn't even gotten one start in the outfield at AAA all year. His speed plus athleticism seem to make him a legitimate candidate for that position in the future. We'll see.

  2. Giants need a RHB to spell Span before he shifts into tired -- Hernandez and Ruggiano aren't hacking it. Morse and those two are just using up a 40-man roster spots.
    Like to see RH Slater get a shot, too, he has 64 CF starts in the minors. Heathcott (LHB) could fit in, too, he has ML experience -- could he be worse than Hernandez and Ruggiano?